Leopards Compete in Navy Invitational
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Lafayette swimming and diving had its final prep meet before the Patriot League Championships, participating in the Navy Invitational on Saturday at Lejeune Hall.
No team scoring was kept for the meet. Individually for the men, David Witmer (59.38) and Matt Tascione (1:01.47) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 100 breaststroke for the top Leopard individual finishes of the day.
Tyler Sande (ninth in 400 IM in 4:24.62), Bryce Currie (eighth in 200 freestyle in 1:47.71) and Xavier Laracuente (10th in 50 free in 22.37) all managed top-10 finishes for the Leopards. The women's 200 medley relay of Keeley Scott, Casey Goodwin, Natalie Grune and Lauren Hazard was the top relay finish of the day, claiming third spot in 1:33.27. Hazard also managed season bests in the 50 and 100 free.
Emma Piascik took seventh in the 100 breast (1:09.55) and eighth in the 200 breast (2:34.98). Kara Rosenthal added a top-10 finish in the 200 butterfly (eighth in 2:19.82).
"It was great seeing our shave and taper swimmers perform at this level. It was a long, long training year starting Aug. 28. All of those yards, sacrifice and effort are for a very short day of performing at your best. Today all of them did that," said Lafayette head coach Jim Dailey. "It shows everyone else that anything is possible and the performance is worth the effort.”
Next up for the Leopards are the Patriot League Swimming and Diving Championships on Feb. 13-17 in Annapolis.